Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
that your goods are transferred through customs quicker. that is not allowed within the uk bribery and it is a good example of where the legislation has sought to cut out a grey area. >> transparency international played a part in developing the bribery act. before it, the uk was lagging behind in the fight against corruption. >> if you go back to 2007, we had zero cases. whereas the us had more than a hundred, germany had more than fifty. we are now catching up. i hope that with the bribery act we will see a further increase in uk law enforcement and see more cases coming through. >> how can companies protect themself against employees being corrupt? that's a particular challenge for large firms. halcrow group employs 4,500 people in britain -- most of them engineers. they work on construction sites around the world. bribery is common practice in the building sector, so halcrow has taken to training its staff at least once a year so everyone knows what's allowed. >> recognizing an approach, it could come in a very innocent way, or innocent looking way. and so its about ensuring th
Dec 3, 2012 2:30pm PST
. it is quite an unprecedented move for the u.k. and other european states to some and israeli ambassadors to try to -- to summon israeli ambassadors to try to pressure them. it is always easier for them to maneuver around it. i think it will be interesting to see if crime and not -- prime minister erdogan yahoo! will be -- it will be interesting to see what prime minister netanyahu has to say in the coming days. >> what is israel planning to build on? >> this is a very significant area we are talking about. it is an area east of jerusalem, it collects -- the next a large settlement to jerusalem. it would cut off east jerusalem from the west bank. it would make it impossible to have a connection between east jerusalem and the west bank. this has been married controversial, -- the e1 area has been very controversial. there is a red line for the international community that has been crossed, which is why we are seeing those strong reactions. >> thank you for that. in that egypt top judges have agreed to -- >> egypt's top judges have agreed to oversee a referendum. this comes a day after they
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
in a very bad way for the royal prank played by some foolish people. >> demonstrators are urging the uk to release the body of saldanha who was of indian origin so her family can perform final rites. they are also demanding efforts by authorities to look into the cause of the incident. >> we are joined here to pray for jacintha's family. a proper investigation has to be done. it is a major issue. it can't be left as it is. >> two australian radio deejays impersonated queen elizabeth ii in a recorded call which was later aired on a sydney radio station. the two hosts have since been taken off the air. following the incident, an independent organization has started an investigation into ethical standards in the media. that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> politicians in japan have one more day to get their messages out to voters. they've been campaigning ahead of the country's first general election in three years. the ruling democrats came to power in 2009, promising change. but the former ruling liberal democrats say the party hasn't delivered.
Dec 18, 2012 2:00am PST
in ireland every day, but just not physically in the country. they happen in the u.k., but they happen to irish people. >> women's rights activists plan to protest outside parliament every week until the taboos surrounding abortion is broken and the law is finally changed. >> we now head to the icy north where there is a territorial scramble for the arctic because huge deposits of oil and gas are believed to be located there. canada, denmark, norway, russia are among the countries competing for the resources. we accompanied a danish icebreaker on its journey to the north pole. the expedition includes scientists who are hoping to find evidence to support their claim to the region. >> in august, some sunshine and clouds revealed the full might of mother nature in a special way. the conditions nature creates are likely to be the biggest challenge for 45 researchers on board the icebreaker. the danish government has commissioned the geologists' to find out if a seabed in as part of the arctic is part of greenland's landmass and therefore belongs to the kingdom of denmark. christian leads t
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
conditions in portions of the uk. seeing slippery roads out here, also gusty winds pushing off toward the low country, also seeing heavy rainfall and into the alpine regions, winds gusting up to right around 100 kilometers per hour could be expected here, plus heavy snowfall. the good news outside of the mountains, temperatures for your high temperatures on your thursday are going to be mild here. london, a high of 8. paris, up to 11. look at rome and athens, both a pair of 17s here on your thursday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us at nhk news, have a great day. thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
together, a tight pressure gradient, up to 120 kilometers per hour especially along the west coast of the u.k. and towards ireland, that's continuing to push to the northeast. it's going to be raising up temperatures. we'll see rain in the scandanavian peninsula and the threat there is snow melt and avalanche. farther towards the south, things will be remaining on the dry side. you'll see temperatures near the freezing mark towards vienna. 2 degrees for the high. london and paris, as warm air pulls in, you're seeing above average temperatures. london and paris 11 and 13 on your saturday. madrid, up to 11 degrees. let's look over towards eastern saz asia into japan. starting to bring heavy rain showers, you've been seeing 50 to 80 millimeters and now the rain is ending and shifting over towards eastern japan, even into tokyo, you're seeing rain into western tokyo. on the other hand a mix of the white stuff in there. doesn't look like it will be accumulating too much in the downtown area. don't be surprised if you do so 'see a flurry or two of the white stuff throughout the overnight hours. beh
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
across the southern portions of the uk, though. what this is going to be bringing is the risk of flooding. last week you saw very significant flooding here, and the ground is already stamp rated so you do not need any more rainfall coming across this yair. speaking of flooding, turkey, flashflooding, also at risk of a strong and severe storm system pushing across the country on your friday and going into the weekend. temperatures remain rather cold into the west, moscow, mais now 4 for your high, and 5 and 6 in london and paris starting off your weekend. now here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.